The Joint Commission has decided to delay implementation of the new perinatal safety standards until January 1, 2021. In a recent webinar, PeriGen discussed the requirements, rationale and references for each element of performance designed to improve quality of care and patient safety during the perinatal period. You can access the resources referenced in the webinar by completing the form below.
The Joint Commission recently published new patient care standards that are embedded within the accreditation manual. Listed under the Provision of Care, Treatment and Services (PC) chapter, these new standards require all accredited hospitals with the obstetric service line to provide evidence of compliance with the new elements of performance. The patient care standards aim to address obstetric hemorrhage and hypertension/pre-eclampsia through prevention, identification and treatment. To prove compliance, hospitals are required to implement several strategies to address well-known management shortcomings in the two major complications.
PeriGen supports The Joint Commission’s aim to improve care of maternal and fetal patients through prompt recognition and early treatment through a variety of modalities including policy and procedures, staffing and patient education.